All of us at the Brookston Beer Bulletin — okay me — would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. 2007 was certainly an interesting year and never dull with plenty of ups and downs to keep us on our toes. Nobody knows with any certainty what 2008 will be like for the beer industry, but I’ll be here for my third straight year of ranting about it, er .. analyzing it, online. I hope you’ll join me on the adventure that 2008 will surely be.
Toasting you a Happy New Year with one of my favorites:
Here’s to the four hinges of Friendship—
Swearing, Lying, Stealing, and Drinking.
When you swear, swear by your country;
When you lie, lie for a pretty woman (or handsome man);
When you steal, steal away from bad company;
And when you drink, drink with me.
The Brookston kids, Alice and Porter, can’t help but getting in on the act of wishing everybody a Happy New Year.
Here’s to those who love us,
And here’s to those who don’t,
A smile for those who are willing to,
And a tear for those who won’t.
Here are more of my favorite toasts. Let me know your favorite ones.